World Views | NYSE just gave China Inc. one more reason to leave

What’s more shocking? Kicking out Chinese companies listed in the U.S., or a sudden U-turn from one of America’s biggest stock exchanges on its plan to do so? The final days

China Daily | China sheds light on global poverty eradication

  China has made historic achievements in eradicating absolute poverty. It was a problem that has plagued the Chinese nation for thousands of years. It is also a victory for humanity. In

Our Desk | How much of a ‘sham’ is a ‘sham marriage’?

In October 2019, the Court of First Instance issued a three-year suspended imprisonment sentence to a “couple” because the court had found them guilty of forging documents in order to

World Views | 2020 had a silver lining for math geeks

They say that hindsight is 20/20, and like many, I can’t wait for 2020 to become hindsight. But for math geeks like me, one thing was sure in a year of so much uncertainty — admittedly

World Views | Just send the bigger checks already

Let’s get down to brass tacks: Sending $2,000 in direct payments to Americans is a politically effective but economically inefficient way to provide needed relief to workers and families. When Congress

World Views | Covid’s worst should be over by Valentine’s Day

Watching the U.S. Covid-19 data every day, as I tend to do, has been a grim ritual. In my neighborhood, in the places where my friends and family live and

Our Desk | Macau’s only problem

Reading the daily news and strolling around the city, one might easily be led to think that Macau, despite being a beautiful and safe place to be right now, is

World Views | Boris Johnson unleashes the animal spirits with Brexit deal

The completion of the long-awaited Brexit trade deal comes just as U.K. markets closed for the Christmas break, but things are set fair for next year when liquidity returns. The pound

Editorial | The year of living dangerously

It was the worst of times. It was the best of times. Who will want to remember 2020? Not you, not us, not anyone who has lived it. Virtually every family on the

World Views | If Facebook broke up, would anyone notice?

What would happen if Facebook disappeared tomorrow? Would people suddenly be unable to communicate online? Would the economy screech to a halt? Would anyone be deprived of a good, service

World Views | China just showed how much the world needs it

The world needs China more than ever. Thank goodness it’s showing up: Economic data released yesterday all looked strong and in line with forecasts. The upbeat projections for a strong global rebound

World Views | The world needs Biden to lead on climate reporting

President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to rejoin the Paris climate agreement sends an important signal to the world about U.S. leadership. But the action will merely take us back to four

World Views | The vaccines that could use a shot in the arm

In a pandemic, trust is everything. Beijing and Moscow saw early the potential benefits of pulling ahead in the race to produce an effective inoculation against Covid-19. Apart from the public health benefits and

Climate change: Let’s keep the Spirit of Paris alive!

By Alexandre Giorgini, Consul-General of France in Hong Kong and Macau Five years ago in France, for the first time in history, the world’s nations came together in a

World Views | Boris Johnson’s Brexit Divide-and-Rule Plan Is Failing

Wednesday was supposed to be Boris Johnson’s ultimate showdown: A face-to-face meeting with Ursula von der Leyen, boss of the European Commission, to make a once-and-for-all final decision on a

World Views | EU rolls Brexit  tanks onto U.K.  hedge fund lawn 

As negotiations about the terms of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union rumble on interminably, it’s pretty clear that the future relationship will be fractious at best. For

World Views | Don’t let Iran get away with hostage-taking

One year ago today, I was released from Iran as an American hostage in a prisoner swap. I went to Tehran in 2016 with little knowledge of its contemporary political

World Views | Can China’s Covid recovery continue?

In China’s post-Covid economy, there may be hope for the struggling private sector made up of millions of small businesses. It needs to stay that way. Unlike previous recoveries, fixed asset

World Views | Women take the lead in vaccine development

The early history of vaccines is a male-dominated field. The science, which is currently showing spectacular results, is now led by women. Therein lies a lesson about the allocation of

World Views | The City of London’s supremacy goes very deep

Nerves are fraying about what happens to the financial services industry once the dust clears from Brexit. No one really knows whether there will be some form of equivalence between the City

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